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Multi Channel
AV Receiver
Operating Instructions
Please read the Quick Setup Guide supplied with the receiver first. This allows
you to understand the connections and operations flow of the receiver more
©2012 Sony Corporation
Printed in Malaysia



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  • Page 1 4-433-534-23(1) Multi Channel AV Receiver Operating Instructions Please read the Quick Setup Guide supplied with the receiver first. This allows you to understand the connections and operations flow of the receiver more easily. ©2012 Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia STR-DA5800ES...
  • Page 2 This product has been manufactured by or on behalf tablecloths, curtains, etc. of Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Do not expose the appliance to naked flame sources Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan. Inquiries related to product (for example, lighted candles).
  • Page 3: About This Manual

    potentially negative consequences for the environment and human health which could About This Manual otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of the battery. The recycling of the • The instructions in this manual are for model materials will help to conserve natural resources. In STR-DA5800ES (the receiver).
  • Page 4 Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation. URL: Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista, and Windows Please note that Sony cannot answer or respond to Media are trademarks or registered trademarks of any inquiries regarding the content of this source Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or code.
  • Page 5: Main Features Of The Receiver

    Main features of the receiver Compatible with a variety of connections and formats Feature Description Page 9.2 channels The receiver can output up to 9.2 channels. 25, 27 The receiver supports a bi-amplifier connection of a front speaker. Compatible with various The receiver is compatible with various audio formats, such as standards Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, DSD, multi-channel...
  • Page 6 Feature Description Page iPod/iPhone applicable USB port You can easily play back iPod/iPhone content via the receiver using a USB connection. You can easily play back content on a USB device/WALKMAN via the receiver using a USB connection. USB DAC function 41, 52 The receiver is equipped with a PC input port (USB Type B) on the rear panel.
  • Page 7: Useful Functions

    Feature Description Page High quality You can play back compressed audio files with high quality using reproduction of the D.L.L. (Digital Legato Linear) function. compressed audio files High quality digital The High quality digital Audio Transmission System (H.A.T.S.) Audio Transmission function transmits signals from a Super Audio CD player System (H.A.T.S.) connected via an HDMI connection with high quality.
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Main features of the receiver ......5 Using Multi-zone Features Description and location of parts ....10 What you can do with the Multi-zone function ..........68 Getting Started Making a multi-zone connection ....68 Setting the speakers in zone 2 ....71 Read the following before you connect any equipment ..........21 Setting the HDMI output in zone 2 ....
  • Page 9 Adjusting Settings Using the setting menu ....... 90 Easy Setup ..........93 Speaker Settings ......... 93 Audio Settings .......... 100 Video Settings .......... 103 HDMI Settings ......... 107 Input Settings ........... 109 Network Settings ........110 Internet Services Settings ......111 Zone Settings ..........
  • Page 10: Description And Location Of Parts

    Description and location of parts Front panel To remove the cover To open the cover Press PUSH. Slide the cover to the left. When you remove the cover, keep it out of reach from children. A ?/1 ON/STANDBY The lamp turns off when the receiver is in standby mode and the above settings are Turns the receiver on or off.
  • Page 11 H DIMMER Press DIMMER repeatedly to adjust the brightness of the display window. I DISPLAY MODE (page 121) J INPUT MODE (page 79) K HD-D.C.S. lamp (page 62) Lights up when the HD-D.C.S. sound field is selected. CONCERT HALL MODE lamp (page 64) Lights up when one of the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Concertgebouw...
  • Page 12 Indicators on the display A SW Surround Back Lights up when subwoofer(s) is (are) Example: connected and the audio signal is output Recording format: 5.1 from the PRE OUT SUBWOOFER Speaker pattern: 3/0.1 jack(s). Sound Field: A.F.D. Auto B Playback channel indicator Indicates the speaker that is designated to output sound.
  • Page 13 S DTS-HD indicator letters light up to indicate the level. Since the L.F.E. signal is not recorded in all Lights up when the receiver is decoding parts of the input signal, the bar indication DTS-HD. will fluctuate (and may turn off) during DTS-HD playback.
  • Page 14 DTS-ES Lights up with one of the following indicators, depending on the input signal decoding format. 96/24 DTS 96/24 (96 kHz/24 bit) decoding DISC DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 wj NEO:X Lights up when DTS Neo:X Cinema/ Music/Game decoding is activated. wk V.FH Lights up when the Virtual Front High feature is enabled so that the sound output...
  • Page 15 Rear panel E DIGITAL INPUT/OUTPUT section (USB) port (page 41) OPTICAL IN jacks (page 29, 33, 34) COAXIAL IN jacks (page 32, 39) HDMI IN/OUT* jacks B RS232C port (page 29, 31, 33, 34) F COMPONENT VIDEO INPUT/ OUTPUT section (page 29, 32, 34) Used for maintenance and service.
  • Page 16: Remote Control

    H Control jacks for Sony and other Remote control external equipment IR REMOTE IN/OUT Use the supplied remote control to operate this jacks (page 68) receiver and other equipment. The remote Connect an IR repeater (not supplied) to control is pre-programmed to operate Sony IN to use the Multi-zone function.
  • Page 17: Multifunction Remote Control

    MEM, then press the numeric buttons (wg) to select a preset number to which a station is stored during tuner operation. I SEN Accesses the home page of the Sony Entertainment Network (SEN), a network service provided by Sony. J WATCH, LISTEN (page 51) K SOUND FIELD +/–...
  • Page 18: Input Buttons

    Z -/-- connected to the (USB) port or to the network, or Internet Video, etc. Press SHIFT (wd), then press -/-- to TUNING +/– – select track numbers over 10 of the CD Press SHIFT (wd), then press TUNING player, DVD player, Blu-ray Disc +/–...
  • Page 19 See the table on page 122 for information on the buttons that you can use to control each equipment. A tactile dot is attached to these buttons (5/VIDEO 2, N, PRESET +). Use as a mark of operation. Note The above explanation is intended to serve as examples.
  • Page 20 H INPUT SELECTOR Simple remote control (RM-AAU124) I MASTER VOLUME +/– (page 51) This remote control can only be used to MUTING (page 51) operate the receiver. You can control the main J RETURN/EXIT O (page 49) functions of the receiver with simple K DISPLAY operations using this remote control.
  • Page 21: Getting Started

    Getting Started Read the following before you connect any equipment Before connecting cords, make sure to disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead). Installing Speakers See “1: Installing speakers” (page 25). Connecting the monitor See “2: Connecting the monitor” (page 29). Connecting the video equipment The image quality depends on the connecting jack.
  • Page 22: Function For Conversion Of Video Signals

    Function for conversion of video signals This receiver is equipped with a function for converting video signals. • Composite video signals can be output as HDMI video and component video signals. • Component video signals can be output as HDMI video and video signals. As the factory default setting, video signals input from the connected equipment are output to the HDMI OUT or MONITOR OUT jacks as shown in the table below.
  • Page 23: Digital Audio Formats Supported By The Receiver

    Digital audio formats supported by the receiver Digital audio formats that this receiver can decode depend on digital audio input jacks of the equipment connected. This receiver supports the following audio formats. Connection between the playback equipment and the receiver Maximum number COAXIAL/ Audio format...
  • Page 24 Network/USB Type of content File format Extensions Music “.wav” 1) 2) 5) “.wma” “.mp3” “.m4a” 1) 2) 5) FLAC “.flac” 1) 2) Video MPEG-1 Video/PS “.mpg,” “.mpeg,” “.m2ts,” “.mts” 1) 3) MPEG-2 Video/PS, TS 1) 2) MPEG-4 AVC “.mkv,” “.mp4,” “.m4v,” “.m2ts,” “.mts” 1) 2) WMV9 “.wmv,”...
  • Page 25: 1: Installing Speakers

    1: Installing speakers 7.1 channel speaker system This receiver allows you to use up to a 9.2 using surround back speakers channel system (9 speakers and two subwoofers). You can enjoy high fidelity reproduction of DVD or Blu-ray Disc software recorded sound in 6.1 channel or 7.1 channel format.
  • Page 26 6 channel speaker system Recommended speaker • Place the surround back speaker behind the placement seating position. 9 or 7 channel speaker system • The angle A shown in the illustration should be the same. Since the subwoofer does not emit highly directional signals, you can place it wherever you want.
  • Page 27: Connecting Speakers

    Connecting speakers Before connecting cords, make sure to disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead). FRONT B terminals A Monaural audio cord (not supplied) If you have an additional front speaker B Speaker cords (not supplied) system, connect it to the FRONT B terminals.
  • Page 28 You can connect two subwoofers to the receiver. The same signals are output from each of the PRE OUT SUBWOOFER jacks. You can loosen or tighten the SPEAKERS terminal easily using the supplied speaker cord connection tool. Loosen Speaker cord connection tool Tighten ZONE 2 connection...
  • Page 29: 2: Connecting The Monitor

    It is not necessary to connect all the cords. Connect cords according to the jacks of your equipment. A Optical digital cord (not supplied) E HDMI cable (not supplied) B Audio cord (not supplied) We recommend that you use a Sony HDMI cable. C Video cord (not supplied) D Component video cord (not supplied)
  • Page 30 TV type Audio Return Channel Required cable (cord) (ARC) Video Audio HDMI equipped Compatible* – Incompatible A or B** Non-HDMI equipped – D or C A or B** * You can output the TV’s sound (multi-channel surround sound) from the receiver only by connecting the TV with an HDMI cable.
  • Page 31: 3: Connecting The Video Equipment

    If your equipment does not have an HDMI jack, see page 32. DVD player, Blu-ray Disc Player Video/audio signals A HDMI cable (not supplied) We recommend that you use a Sony HDMI cable. * You can connect any equipment with HDMI output jacks to the HDMI IN jacks of the receiver.
  • Page 32 To connect equipment with jacks other than HDMI jacks It is not necessary to connect all the cords. Connect cords according to the jacks of your equipment. DVD player, Blu-ray Disc Player Audio signals Video signals A Coaxial digital cord (not supplied) B Audio cord (not supplied) C Video cord (not supplied) D Component video cord (not supplied)
  • Page 33 Connections required for playing video games PlayStation 3 (video game with an HDMI jack) Video/audio signals Audio signals Video signals Video game without an HDMI jack It is not necessary to connect all the cords. Connect cords according to the jacks of your equipment. A HDMI cable (not supplied) C Audio cord (not supplied) B Optical digital cord (not supplied)
  • Page 34 Connections required for watching programs via satellite broadcasting or via a cable TV Satellite tuner, Cable box with an HDMI jack Video/audio signals Audio signals Video signals Satellite tuner, Cable box without an HDMI jack It is not necessary to connect all the cords. Connect cords according to the jacks of your equipment. A HDMI cable (not supplied) D Video cord (not supplied) B Optical digital cord (not supplied)
  • Page 35 Notes • When connecting optical digital cords, insert the plugs straight until they click into place. • Do not bend or tie optical digital cords. Connections required for watching content recorded on video tapes Audio signals Video signals A Audio cord (not supplied) B Video cord (not supplied)
  • Page 36 Connections required for watching content via a camcorder To the VIDEO 2 IN jacks Video/audio signals Camcorder without an HDMI jack Camcorder with an HDMI jack A Video/audio cord (not supplied) B HDMI cable (not supplied)
  • Page 37: Notes On Connecting Cables

    PRE properly. OUT jacks on this receiver. This signal • Sony recommends that you use an HDMI- supports Dolby Digital, DTS, DSD, and authorized cable or Sony HDMI cable. Linear PCM. For details, see “Digital audio formats supported by the receiver”...
  • Page 38: 4: Connecting The Audio Equipment

    CD player, Super Audio CD player Video/audio signals A HDMI cable (not supplied) We recommend that you use a Sony HDMI cable. * You can connect any equipment with HDMI output jacks to the HDMI IN jacks of the receiver.
  • Page 39 To connect equipment with jacks other than HDMI jacks If your Super Audio CD player is equipped with multi-channel output jacks, you can connect them to the MULTI CHANNEL INPUT jacks of this receiver to enjoy multi-channel sound. Alternatively, the MULTI CHANNEL INPUT jacks can be used to connect an external multi- channel decoder.
  • Page 40 Note on playing a Super Audio CD on a Super Audio CD player No sound is output when playing a Super Audio CD on a Super Audio CD player connected to only the COAXIAL SA-CD/CD IN jack on this receiver. When you play a Super Audio CD, connect the player to the MULTI CHANNEL INPUT or SA-CD/CD IN jacks, or connect a player which can output...
  • Page 41 Connections required for listening to content via a computer A USB cable (not supplied) Note Use a USB type A to type B cable to connect the computer to the receiver. Tips • Playback via PC is compatible with the following: –...
  • Page 42 Connections required for listening to the radio AM loop antenna (aerial) (supplied) FM wire antenna (aerial) (supplied) Notes • To prevent noise pickup, keep the AM loop antenna (aerial) away from the receiver and other equipment. • Be sure to fully extend the FM wire antenna (aerial).
  • Page 43 Connections required for listening to the content recorded on MDs, cassette tapes or records For connecting an MD deck, it is not necessary to connect all the cords. Connect cords according to the jacks of your equipment. Turntable MD/Tape deck A Audio cord (not supplied) B Optical digital cord (not supplied) Notes...
  • Page 44: 5: Connecting To The Network

    5: Connecting to the network If you have an Internet connection, you can connect this receiver to the Internet. Configuration example The following illustration is a configuration example of a home network with the receiver, a computer. We recommend that you use a wired connection. Router Modem Internet...
  • Page 45: 6: Preparing The Receiver And The Remote Control

    Turning on the receiver 6: Preparing the receiver and the remote control Connecting the AC power cord (mains lead) Connect the supplied AC power cord (mains lead) to the AC IN terminal on the receiver firmly, then connect the AC power cord (mains Press ?/1 to turn on the receiver.
  • Page 46: 7: Setting Up The Receiver Using The Easy Setup

    Inserting batteries into the 7: Setting up the receiver remote control using the Easy Setup Insert two R6 (size-AA) batteries in the RM-AAL042 multifunction remote control, You can set the basic settings of the receiver and the RM-AAU124 simple remote control. easily by operating the receiver in accordance Observe the correct polarity when installing with the instructions on the TV screen.
  • Page 47 Notes “A” and “B” configuration: Set “Speaker Impedance” to “8 Ω” in the • Depending on the characteristics of the subwoofer you are using, the setup distance value may be Speaker Settings menu. different from the actual position. – For other types of speakers in other •...
  • Page 48: 8: Setting Up Connected Equipment

    – Turning the power off For a Sony Blu-ray Disc Player, check that – Changing the volume “Audio (HDMI),” “DSD Output Mode,” – Switching inputs “Dolby Digital/DTS,” “Dolby Digital,” and –...
  • Page 49: 9: Preparing A Computer To Use As A Server

    9: Preparing a computer Guide to on-screen to use as a server display operation A server is a device which delivers content You can display the menu of the receiver on (music, photos, and videos) to a DLNA device the TV screen and select the function you want to use on the TV screen by pressing V/v/B/b on a home network.
  • Page 50 (page 83). Sound Effects Enables you to enjoy sound development provided by various Sony proprietary technologies or functions (page 61). Settings Enables you to adjust the When “OPTIONS” appears in the lower right...
  • Page 51: Enjoying Images/sound From Connected Equipment

    Press +/– to adjust the volume. Enjoying images/sound To select the input source Enjoying images/sound You can turn the INPUT SELECTOR dial on from connected the receiver or press the input buttons on the remote control to select the equipment you equipment want.
  • Page 52: Usb Device/walkman

    • To use the PC port on the rear panel of the receiver, please download the appropriate driver designed for the receiver from the product information web site (, then install it to your computer. USB device • For the operating environment mentioned above, the receiver is not guaranteed to operate with all Select “Watch”...
  • Page 53: Ipod/iphone

    Notes iPod/iPhone • Do not remove the USB device during operation. To avoid data corruption or damage to the USB device, turn the receiver off when removing the You can enjoy the music/video/photo and USB device. charge the battery of an iPod/iPhone via the •...
  • Page 54 Made for iPod/iPhone from this receiver. The compatible iPod/iPhone models are as • Sony cannot accept responsibility in the event that follows. Update your iPod/iPhone with the data recorded to iPod/iPhone is lost or damaged latest software before using with the receiver.
  • Page 55: Home Network (dlna)

    • Prepare other DLNA-certified equipment. Home Network (DLNA) For details, refer to the operating instructions of the equipment. You can play music/photo files on other video/ Select “Watch” or “Listen” from DLNA-certified devices by connecting them the home menu, then press to your home network.
  • Page 56: Internet Video

    B Playing status bar Internet video Status bar, cursor indicating the current position, playing time, duration of the video file You can play back a variety of Internet content C Network condition indicator using the receiver. D Network transmission speed Connect the receiver to a E The next video file name network (page 44).
  • Page 57: Fm/am

    Available options FM/AM Item Details Favorites List Displays the Favorites List. You can listen to FM and AM broadcasts Add to Favorites Adds Internet content to the through the built-in tuner. Before operation, Favorites List. make sure you have connected the FM and Remove from Removes Internet content AM antennas (aerials) to the receiver...
  • Page 58: Direct Tuning

    Press V/v. V scans from lower to higher frequency stations and v for scanning higher to lower. SHIFT The receiver stops scanning whenever a station is received. Numeric buttons D.TUNING In case of poor FM stereo reception Tune in the station you want to listen to using Auto Tuning, Direct Tuning, or select the preset station you want (page 59).
  • Page 59: Tuning To Preset Stations

    Repeat steps 1 to 4 to program • The tuning scale for direct tuning is shown below. – FM band 50 kHz another station. – AM band 9 kHz You can store stations as follows: • FM band: FM1 to FM30 If you cannot tune to a station •...
  • Page 60: Receiving Rds Broadcasts

    Receiving RDS broadcasts The Radio Data System (RDS) is a broadcasting service that allows radio stations to send additional information along with the regular programming signal. This tuner offers convenient RDS features, such as station name display. RDS is available only for FM stations.* * Not all FM stations provide RDS service, nor do they provide the same type of services.
  • Page 61: Enjoying Sound Effects

    Enjoying Sound Effects Selecting the sound field Select “Sound Effects,” from the home menu, then press Select “Sound Field,” then press Select the sound field you want. Playing back with 2-channel sound You can switch the output sound to 2-channel sound regardless of the recording formats of the software you are using, the playback equipment connected, or the sound field settings of the receiver.
  • Page 62: Enjoying A Surround Effect For Movies

    Sound field Effect HD-D.C.S. HD Digital Cinema Sound (HD-D.C.S.) is Sony’s new innovative home theater technology using the latest acoustic and digital signal processing technologies. It is based on the precise response measurement data of a mastering studio. With HD-D.C.S., you are able to enjoy Blu-ray and DVD movies at home with not only the high quality of sound, but also the best sound ambience, just as the movie’s sound engineer intended in the mastering process.
  • Page 63 About the effect type for HD- D.C.S. HD-D.C.S. has three different types: Dynamic, Theater, and Studio. Each type has different reflection and reverberation sound mixture levels and is optimized to match a listener’s room uniqueness, taste and mood. x Dynamic The “Dynamic”...
  • Page 64: Enjoying A Surround Effect For Music

    Enjoying a surround effect for music You can take advantage of surround sound simply by selecting one of the receiver’s pre- programmed sound fields. They bring the exciting and powerful sound of concert halls into your home. Sound field Effect Berlin Philharmonic Hall Reproduces the sound characteristics of the Berlin Philharmonic Hall.
  • Page 65 About the effect level for speaker pattern you select, or with audio Concert Hall formats. • The receiver may play back signals at a You can set the reverberation level for the lower sampling frequency than the actual following sound fields: sampling frequency of the input signals, –...
  • Page 66: Using The Sound Optimizer Function

    Using the Sound Adjusting the equalizer Optimizer function You can use following parameters to adjust the tonal quality (bass/treble level) of front, The Sound Optimizer function imparts a sense surround/surround back and front high of presence and intensity of sound to playback speakers.
  • Page 67 To adjust all the speakers at one time (All EQ Adjustment) You can adjust the tonal quality (bass/treble) of all the speakers at one time. Select “Settings” from the home menu, then press Select “Audio Settings,” then press Select “Equalizer,” then press Select “All,”...
  • Page 68: Using Multi-zone Features

    When using an IR repeater (not supplied), you can operate both a device in the main zone and Using Multi-zone Features Sony receiver in zone 2 or zone 3 from zone 2 or zone 3 using the remote control. What you can do with the...
  • Page 69 2 Outputs sound from speakers in zone 2 using the receiver and another amplifier. Setting the speakers in zone 2 is required (page 71). Main zone Zone 2 monitor IR REMOTE IN STR-DA5800ES ZONE 2 VIDEO OUT* ZONE 2 AUDIO OUT Multifunction remote control A IR repeater (not supplied) B Speakers...
  • Page 70 Note You can connect the HDMI ZONE 2 OUT jack directly to a TV in zone 2 (without any amplifier/receiver). It is recommended, however, that you connect a TV via an amplifier/receiver for higher audio/video capabilities, reducing possible effects on the main zone. When you select the same HDMI input for both the main zone and zone 2, the audio/video capabilities in the main zone will be limited in accordance with those in zone 2.
  • Page 71: Setting The Speakers In Zone 2

    Parameter Explanation Setting the speakers in Fixed The volume control is fixed to ±0 dB. Recommended zone 2 when using a device with the variable volume control. When the speakers in zone 2 are connected to the SURROUND BACK (ZONE 2) terminals of the receiver (page 68), make the setting so Setting the HDMI output that the sound selected in zone 2 is output from...
  • Page 72: Switching The Zone Setting Of The Remote Control

    Setting the priority for the main Switching the zone zone and zone 2 setting of the remote When the Zone2 Out function is enabled and control you select the same HDMI input for both the main zone and zone 2, there may be some The remote control is basically designed for interference on the audio and video signals in use in the main zone.
  • Page 73: Operating The Receiver From Another Zone (zone 2/zone 3 Operations)

    Press ZONE. Operating the receiver The remote control switches to zone 2 or zone 3. Change the zone setting of the from another zone remote control to zone 2 or zone 3 in advance (page 72). (ZONE 2/ZONE 3 operations) Press ?/1.
  • Page 74 INPUT ZONE 2 ZONE 3 MULTI IN My Music My Video My Photo Internet Contents For zone 2, HDMI signals, component video signals, analog video and audio signals are output. For zone 3, only analog audio signals are output. When you select SOURCE, the signals of the current input in the main zone are output.
  • Page 75: Using Other Features

    We recommend that you connect the receiver to products featuring “BRAVIA” Sync. features Notes • The following features may operate with non-Sony equipment. However, compatibility with all non- What is “BRAVIA” Sync? Sony equipment is not guaranteed. – System Power-Off “BRAVIA”...
  • Page 76: One-touch Play

    TV’s remote control, the receiver (page 36). and the connected equipment turn off If you use a Sony camcorder, the TV is automatically. turned on in conjunction with the receiver, You can also use the remote control to turn off then the camcorder starts playback the TV.
  • Page 77: System Audio Control

    Note System Audio Control The sound field may not switch depending on the You can enjoy the TV sound from the speakers connected to the receiver by a simple Correspondence table operation. You can also adjust the volume and turn off the sound of the receiver using the Scene setting on the TV Sound field TV’s remote control.
  • Page 78: Switching The Monitors That Output The Hdmi Video Signals

    HDMI signals from the receiver’s HDMI OUT A jack. Sony recommends this setting if you use a TV that is compatible with “BRAVIA” Sync. This setting saves power in standby mode compared with the “On”...
  • Page 79: Switching Between Digital And Analog Audio

    Parameter Explanation Switching between When the receiver is in standby mode, the receiver digital and analog audio outputs HDMI signals from the receiver’s HDMI OUT A jack. When you connect equipment to both digital and analog audio input jacks on the receiver, The receiver does not output HDMI signals when in you can fix the audio input mode to either of...
  • Page 80: Using Other Video/audio Input Jacks

    Select the audio and/or video • OPT Appears only when an optical jack is signals you want to assign to assigned to the input and selects the each input. optical input jack automatically. Notes • COAX • If you assign an input to any of the HDMI IN 1 to Appears only when a coaxial jack is IN 9 jacks in “Video Input Assign”...
  • Page 82: Preview For Hdmi

    Notes Preview for HDMI • When you assign the digital audio input, the INPUT MODE setting may change automatically. • When you assign a video input to the component or You can turn on a live picture-in-picture composite input, and an audio input to the HDMI preview of HDMI inputs connected to this input, component or composite video signals are receiver.
  • Page 83: Operating The Receiver Using A Smartphone

    Tips Operating the receiver • This function does not work under the following conditions: using a smartphone – An HDMI device is not connected. – A specific HDMI device is connected while its power is off. You can operate the receiver using a –...
  • Page 84: Recalling The Settings Saved To The Scene

    Setting Default value item 1: Movie 2: Music 3: Party 4: Night Calibration Type Change Change Change Change Sound Normal Optimizer Change Change Change Equalizer (All) Change Change Change Change Equalizer (Front) Change Change Change Change Equalizer (Center) Change Change Change Change Equalizer...
  • Page 85: Using The Sleep Timer

    Menu Explanation Using the sleep timer Import Current Loads the present settings of the Settings receiver and saves those settings with the Scene. “Input” and You can set the receiver to turn off “Volume” are set to “No Change.” automatically at a specified time. Notes •...
  • Page 86: Recording Using The Receiver

    Switch the command mode from the factory default setting to the appropriate setting, if other Sony equipment is operated accidentally by the same remote control, when you are operating the receiver using the remote control supplied with the receiver.
  • Page 87: The Remote Control

    Switching the command mode of Switching the command mode of the remote control the simple remote control RM SET SHIFT DISPLAY 1, 2 ZONE ENT/ MUTING Press ?/1 while pressing RM SET UP. Press MUTING and at the same The AMP and ZONE buttons flash. time while pressing DISPLAY.
  • Page 88: Using A Bi-amplifier Connection

    • Make the bi-amplifier settings before you perform the Auto Calibration function. Using a bi-amplifier • If you make the bi-amplifier settings, the speaker connection level, balance, and equalizer settings of the surround back speakers become invalid, and those of the front speakers are used. If you are not using surround back speakers •...
  • Page 89: Reverting Back To The Factory Default Settings

    Reverting back to the factory default settings You can clear all memorized settings and revert the receiver back to the factory default settings by performing the following procedure. This procedure can also be used to initialize the receiver before you use it for the first time.
  • Page 90: Adjusting Settings

    Select the menu item you want, then press to access the Adjusting Settings menu item. Using the setting menu Example: When you select “Audio Settings.” You can adjust the various settings for speakers, surround effects, multi-zone, etc., using the setting menu. Select the parameter you want, then press to enter.
  • Page 91 Setting menu list Settings Easy Setup (page 93) Speaker Settings Auto Calibration (page 93) Auto Calibration Setup Position Calibration Type User Reference Edit Front Reference Type Speaker Pair Match Name In Automatic Phase Matching Speaker Connection Virtual Front High Center Speaker Lift Up Surround Speaker Position Speaker Relocation Speaker Setup...
  • Page 92 HDMI Settings (Input name) (page 107) Subwoofer Level Audio Out H.A.T.S. Control for HDMI Pass Through Zone2 Out Priority Fast View Input Settings Input Edit (page 109) Audio Input Assign Video Input Assign Network Settings Internet Settings (page 110) Connection Server Settings Renderer Options Renderer Access Control External Control...
  • Page 93: Easy Setup

    Easy Setup Speaker Settings Re-runs the Easy Setup to make the basic You can set up your viewing environment settings. Follow the on-screen instructions (with the speaker system you are using) either (page 46). automatically or manually. Auto Calibration Performs the D.C.A.C. (Digital Cinema Auto Calibration) function.
  • Page 94 • Engineer Select the “User Reference Edit” in the Sets the frequency to match that of the Calibration Type menu, then press Sony listening room standard. • Front Reference Adjust the frequency. Adjusts the characteristics of all the To set the pair match mode for the...
  • Page 95: Speaker Connection

    Speaker Pattern • You cannot set “SP Pair Matching” to “ALL” when you select “Front Reference” for the “Calibration Lets you select the speaker pattern for the Type” (page 94). speaker systems you are using. To name the Position Surround Back Assign Select the “Position”...
  • Page 96: Center Speaker Lift Up

    Center Speaker Lift Up Speaker Relocation By using the front high speakers, you can lift Lets you calibrate speaker positioning up the sounds of the center speaker to an (configuration angle of each speaker from the appropriate height on the screen, allowing you measurement position) to improve the to enjoy natural representation without surround effect.
  • Page 97: Speaker Setup

    You can adjust the front left level from Drawing of the relocated speaker placement FL–10.0 dB to FL+10.0 dB in 0.5 dB intervals. You can also adjust the front right level from FR–10.0 dB to FR+10.0 dB in 0.5 dB intervals. To adjust the distance from the seating position to each speaker...
  • Page 98: Test Tone

    Notes Test Tone • When headphones are connected, Size and Distance cannot be set. Lets you select the test tone type on the Test • The surround back speakers will be set to the same Tone screen. setting as that of the surround speakers. •...
  • Page 99: Speaker Impedance

    Adjust “Level,” then press Note • This function does not work in the following cases. – “MULTI IN” is selected. To output the source sound – Headphones are connected. from adjacent speakers – There is a center speaker. You can output the source sound from adjacent speakers so that you can adjust the balance Speaker Impedance between the speakers.
  • Page 100: Audio Settings

    (* for the center speaker only.) Digital Legato Linear (D.L.L.) LFE Time Alignment The D.L.L. function is Sony proprietary The LFE Time Alignment function allows you technology that allows low quality digital to shift the output timing of the LFE channel audio signals and analog audio signals to be by –20ms (delay) to +20ms (forward) for other...
  • Page 101: Dynamic Range Compressor

    x Main/Sub x Off Sound of the main language will be output Does not activate the low-pass filter. through the front left speaker, and sound of the x On sub language will be output through the front Always activates the low-pass filter with a right speaker simultaneously.
  • Page 102: Sound Field

    You can set the function for each input independently. x PCM When signals from the DIGITAL IN jack are selected, PCM signals are given priority (to prevent interruption when playback starts). However, when other signals are input, there may be no sound, depending on the format. In this case, set this item to “Auto.”...
  • Page 103: Video Settings

    Video Settings You can adjust settings for video. Resolution (Converting video signals) Lets you convert the resolution of analog video input signals and output the converted signals. x Direct x 480p/576p Lets you output analog video input signals x 720p directly.
  • Page 104 Output from “Resolution” HDMI OUT MONITOR MONITOR VIDEO menu setting jacks COMPONENT OUT jack Input from VIDEO OUT jacks 480i/576i, 480p/ HDMI IN jacks – – – 576p COMPONENT VIDEO IN – jacks VIDEO IN jacks – 720p, 1080i HDMI IN jacks –...
  • Page 105: Zone Resolution

    Zone Resolution Lets you convert the resolution of analog video input signal in zone 2. x Direct x 720p x 480i/576i x 1080i x 480p/576p Output from “Zone HDMI OUT ZONE 2 ZONE 2 VIDEO Resolution” jacks COMPONENT OUT jack Input from menu setting VIDEO OUT jacks...
  • Page 106: Playback Resolution

    Playback Resolution This function targets content via a USB device, a home network, and Internet video. x 480i/576i x 1080i x 480p/576p x 1080p x 720p Output HDMI OUT MONITOR MONITOR ZONE 2 ZONE 2 video jacks COMPONENT VIDEO OUT COMPONENT VIDEO OUT resolution...
  • Page 107: Hdmi Settings

    3D Output Settings HDMI Settings This function targets content via a USB You can adjust the required settings for device, a home network, and Internet video. equipment connected to the HDMI jacks. x Auto Select this to display 3D compatible content in Subwoofer Level Lets you set the level of the subwoofer to 0 dB x Off...
  • Page 108: Control For Hdmi

    The time lag depends on the sound source. • The H.A.T.S. function of this receiver works when Lets you enable or disable the HDMI ZONE 2 a Sony SCD-XA5400ES is connected to the OUT jacks. receiver. • While the H.A.T.S. function is working, sound is x Off not output from the front high speakers.
  • Page 109: Input Settings

    x Main Only x Icon You can enjoy good audio and video quality in Sets the icon displayed on the Watch/Listen the main zone. There is no output in zone 2. menu. Note x Name This function is enabled only when “Zone2 Out” is Sets the name displayed on the Watch/Listen set to “On.”...
  • Page 110: Network Settings

    Renderer Access Control Network Settings Lets you set whether or not to accept You can adjust the settings for the network. commands from DLNA controllers. Internet Settings External Control Lets you check or change the network settings. Lets you turn the function which controls the You can change the settings for the following receiver from “ES Remote”...
  • Page 111: Internet Services Settings

    Internet Video Parental Control Internet Services Settings Playback of some Internet videos can be limited according to the age of the users. Scenes may be blocked or replaced with different scenes. Parental Control Password Set the function in accordance with the on- screen instructions.
  • Page 112: Zone Settings

    Select “Volume,” then press Zone Settings Adjust the volume, then press You can adjust settings for the main zone, zone Zone Setup 2 or zone 3. To preset the volume for main Zone Control zone/zone 2 You can preset the volume of turning the To turn the power on or off for power on for each zone.
  • Page 113: System Settings

    x Off System Settings Lets you turn off output of 12V triggers even when the main receiver is turned on. You can customize the settings of the receiver. x Ctrl Lets you turn the output of 12V triggers on or off manually using the control command of an Language external control device.
  • Page 114: Network Update

    For information about update functions, refer to the following web site: Software Update Notification Lets you set whether or not to inform you of The GUI and display window of the receiver newer software version information on the TV are turned off, and the lamp above the ?/1 ON/ screen.
  • Page 115: Operating Without Using The Gui

    Press V/v repeatedly to select Operating without using the menu, then press the GUI Press V/v repeatedly to select the menu item, then press You can operate the receiver using the display The parameter appears in brackets. window of the receiver even if the TV is not connected to the receiver.
  • Page 116 Menu list (in the display window) The following options are available in each menu. “xx…” in the table signifies the parameter for each item. Menu Item Parameter AUTO AUTO CAL START ? CALIBRATION 5 4 3 2 1 MEASURING: TONE MEASURING: T.S.P.
  • Page 117 Menu Item Parameter LEVEL TEST TONE [xxxxxxxx] OFF, L to RH (AUTO), L to RH (FIX) SETTINGS PHASE NOISE [xxxxxxx] OFF, L/R, L/C, C/R, R/SR, SR/SBR, SR/SB, SBR/SBL, SR/SL, SB/SL, SBL/SL, SL/L, LH/RH, L/SR, SL/R, L/RH, LH/R PHASE AUDIO [xxxxxxx] OFF, L/R, L/C, C/R, R/SR, SR/SBR, SR/SB, SBR/SBL, SR/SL, SB/SL, SBL/SL, SL/L, LH/RH, L/SR, SL/R, L/RH, LH/R...
  • Page 118 Menu Item Parameter SPEAKER SP PATTERN [xxxxx] 5/4.1 to 2/0 (28 patterns) SETTINGS VIRTUAL FH [xxx] ON, OFF CENTER LIFT UP [xxx] OFF, 1 to 10 SUR POSITION [xxxxx] BACK, FRONT SP RELOCATION [xxxxx] TypeA, TypeB, OFF FRONT SIZE [xxxxx] LARGE, SMALL CENTER SIZE [xxxxx] LARGE, SMALL...
  • Page 119 Menu Item Parameter INPUT NAME IN ? [xxxxxxxx] SETTINGS INPUT SKIP ? xxxxxxxx [xxxxxx] SHOWN, HIDDEN HDMI AUDIO ASSIGN ? xxxxxxxx [xxxxxxxxxx] HDMI VIDEO ASSIGN ? xxxxxxxx [xxxxxxxxxx] DIGITAL A.ASSIGN ? xxxxxxxx [xxxxxxxxxx] COMPONENT V.ASSIGN ? xxxxxxxx [xxxxxxxxxx] SUR SETTINGS HD-DCS TYPE [xxxxxxx] DYNAMIC, THEATER, STUDIO EFFECT LEVEL [xxxx] HIGH, MID, LOW...
  • Page 120 Menu Item Parameter AUDIO D.L.L. [xxxxx] AUTO2, AUTO1, OFF SETTINGS S.OPTIMIZER [xxxxxx] NORMAL, LOW, OFF LFE TIME [xxxxxms] –20.0 ms to +20.0 ms (0.5 ms Interval) S.WOOFER LPF [xxx] ON, OFF S.WOOFER MUTING [xxx] ON, OFF A/V SYNC [xxxxxxxxx] HDMI AUTO, 0 ms to 1200 ms (10 ms interval) DUAL MONO [xxxxxxxx] MAIN/SUB, MAIN, SUB...
  • Page 121 To change the display The display panel provides various information of the receiver status such as sound field. Select the input for which you want to check the information. Press DISPLAY MODE on the receiver repeatedly. Each time you press DISPLAY MODE, the display will change as follows.
  • Page 122: Using The Remote Control

    You can control Sony or non-Sony equipment you are using with the remote control supplied Press the appropriated buttons with the receiver. to use the function listed in the The remote control is initially set to control table below.
  • Page 123: Turning Off All Connected Equipment (system Standby)

    The procedure below uses as an example a AV ?/1 case in which a VCR made by a company other than Sony is connected to the VIDEO 1 IN jacks on the receiver. AV ?/1 RM SET...
  • Page 124 For example, if you are going to control a Use the numeric codes in the tables below to VCR connected to VIDEO 1 IN jack, program non-Sony equipment and also Sony press VIDEO 1. equipment that the remote control is initially RM SET UP and SHIFT light up, and the unable to operate.
  • Page 125 NAKAMICHI PANASONIC To control a DVD/VCR COMBO PHILIPS 211, 212 (recorder) PIONEER 213, 214 Maker Code(s) TECHNICS 215, 216 SONY YAMAHA 217, 218 To control a HDD/DVD COMBO To control an MD deck (recorder) Maker Code(s) Maker Code(s) SONY SONY...
  • Page 126 ZENITH TEKNIKA 517, 518, 567 * If an AIWA VCR does not work even though you WARDS 503, 517, 566 enter the code for AIWA, enter the code for Sony YORK instead. ZENITH 542, 543, 567 503, 509, 510, 544...
  • Page 127: Performing Several Commands In Sequence Automatically (macro Play)

    To control a cable box Performing several Maker Code(s) SONY 821, 822, 823 commands in sequence HAMLIN/REGAL 836, 837, 838, 839, 840 automatically JERROLD/G.I./ 806, 807, 808, 809, 810, MOTOROLA 811, 812, 813, 814, 819 JERROLD 830, 831 (Macro Play)
  • Page 128 To cancel programming Program the sequence of the Not pressing any button for 60 seconds cancels operation the settings. The previous command remains valid. Press MACRO 1 or MACRO 2 for more than 1 second while Starting macro play pressing RM SET UP. The RM SET UP button flashes and one Press AMP.
  • Page 129: Setting Remote Control Codes That Are Not Stored In The Remote Control

    limit, the RM SET UP button flashes 10 Setting remote control times, and then the learning process is finished. codes that are not stored Press the input button in the remote control (including the TV button) for the equipment you want to operate Even if a remote control code is not one of the with the new command.
  • Page 130: Clearing The Memory Of The Multifunction Remote Control

    Press the button on the remote The RM SET UP button flashes twice, then the clearing process is completed. control to be learned from to When the clearing process fails, the RM transmit the remote control SET UP button flashes five times. Try to code.
  • Page 131 Hold down ?/1 while pressing –, then press AV ?/1, all at the same time. The RM SET UP button flashes three times. Release all buttons. All the contents of the remote control’s memory (e.g., all the programmed data) are cleared.
  • Page 132: Additional Information

    If you have any questions or problems On safety concerning your receiver, please consult your Should any solid object or liquid fall into the nearest Sony dealer. cabinet, unplug the receiver and have it checked by qualified personnel before operating it any further.
  • Page 133: Troubleshooting

    There is no picture or an unclear problem. Should any problem persist, consult picture appears on the TV screen or your nearest Sony dealer. monitor, regardless of type of picture. • Select the appropriate input on the receiver (page 51).
  • Page 134 When you select “My Video,” “My output. Music,” “My Photo,” “Internet Video,” • GUI and upconverted video signals will “Internet Music,” “Network,” or “Sony not be output from the HDMI ZONE 2 Entertainment Network” from the OUT jack. Watch/Listen menu, no picture is •...
  • Page 135 • When the Zone2 Out function is enabled The Pass Through function does not and you select the same HDMI input for work. both the main zone and zone 2, there may • “HDMI B” or “Off” is selected. Select be some interference on the audio and “HDMI A”...
  • Page 136 HDMI input • Make sure you have connected both the L and R jacks to a monaural device, analog • When “2ch Analog Direct” is being used, device requires both L and R jack the sound is not output. Use other sound connections.
  • Page 137 Analog 2 channel input • If the TV does not have System Audio Control function, set the “Audio Out” • Check to make sure the selected audio settings in the HDMI Settings menu to (analog) input jack is not assigned to other –...
  • Page 138 • When the A.F.D. mode is set to “Multi The MULTI CHANNEL DECODING lamp Stereo,” the H.A.T.S. function does not does not light up in blue. work. • Check that the playback equipment is • The H.A.T.S. function may not work, connected on a digital jack and the input is depending on the settings.
  • Page 139: Usb Device

    “Set Default” button. • To output sound, please download the 5 Make sure that a green check mark driver for the receiver from the Sony web appears next to “AV Amplifier/Receiver.” site, then install it on your computer. For...
  • Page 140 Content on the USB device is not The USB device cannot be connected displayed. into the (USB) port. • The hierarchy of folders has exceeded 4 • The USB device is being connected upside levels. The receiver can display content in down.
  • Page 141 • You are using an unsupported iPod/ Cannot find or play back the content on iPhone. See “Made for iPod/iPhone” the server. (page 54) for the supported device types. • On the “My Music,” “My Photo,” and “My Video” screens, the receiver displays only The ringtones volume of the iPhone the content that can be played back with does not change.
  • Page 142 • Picture/sound quality may be improved by • If you select “HDMI OUT A” after you changing the connection speed. Sony have selected “HDMI OUT B” or “OFF,” recommends a connection speed of at least the Control for HDMI function may not 2.5 Mbps for standard definition video and...
  • Page 143: Remote Control

    • When you operate a programmed non- FAN STOPPED Sony equipment, the remote control may Check that the ventilation hole on the top of not function properly, depending on the the receiver is not blocked.
  • Page 144 Message list after Auto Calibration measurement Display Explanation Code 30 Headphones are connected. Remove the headphones and perform auto calibration again. Code 31 SPEAKERS (A/B/A+B/OFF) is set to OFF. Set to other speaker settings and reperform the measurement. Code 32 None of the speakers were detected.
  • Page 145: Specifications

    Refer to the following web site for details of SURROUND: the latest information on the receiver. 120 W + 120 W SURROUND BACK: 120 W + 120 W Measured under the following conditions: Power requirements: 230 V AC, 50/60 Hz Depending on the sound field settings and the source, there may be no sound output.
  • Page 146 Inputs (Analog) PHONO Sensitivity: 2.5 mV Impedance: 50 kohms : 90 dB (A, 20 kHz LPF) MULTI CHANNEL Sensitivity: 150 mV INPUT, SA-CD/CD, Impedance: 50 kohms MD/TAPE, TV, : 105 dB (A, VIDEO 1/2, DVD, SAT/ 20 kHz LPF. 500 mV) CATV, GAME When “A.Direct”...
  • Page 147 HDMI Video Input/Output (HDMI Repeater block) Format Frame packing Side-by-Side Over-Under (Half) (Top-and-Bottom) 4096 × 2160p @ 23.98/24 Hz – – – 3840 × 2160p @ 29.97/30 Hz – – – 3840 × 2160p @ 25 Hz – – – 3840 ×...
  • Page 148 General Power requirements 230 V AC, 50/60 Hz Power consumption 500 W Power consumption (during standby mode) 0.5 W (When “Control for HDMI” (page 108), “Pass Through” (page 108), “Network Standby” (page 110), and “RS232C Control” (page 114) are set to “Off,”...
  • Page 149: Index

    Index Symbols Clear receiver 89 U SIGNAL GND terminal 43 remote control 130 Computer 41 Numerics Concertgebouw Amsterdam 64 12V Trigger 112 Connection Server Settings 110 2 channel 61 Connections 2ch Analog Direct 61 antenna (aerial) 42 2ch Stereo (mode) 61 audio equipment 38 3D Output Settings 107 monitor 29...
  • Page 150 Multi Zone 68 Music 64 GUI (Graphical User Interface) 29 Musikverein Vienna 64 Muting 51 H.A.T.S. 108 HD-D.C.S. 62 Name In 95 HD-D.C.S. (Effect type) 63 Name Input 59 HDMI Settings 107 Neo:X (Cinema) 62 Home Theatre Control 77 Neo:X (Game) 64 Neo:X (Music) 64 Network Settings 110 Initialize Personal Information 114...
  • Page 151 RS232C Control 114 Turntable 43 TV Type 107 Satellite tuner 34 Scene Select 77 Up converting 22 Screen Format 107 USB 52 Server User Reference Edit 94 Preparing 49 Setting menu 90 Settings 90 VCR 35 Settings Lock 113 VIDEO 2 IN jacks 36 Sleep timer 85 Video Input Assign 80 Small 97...

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